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    Re: Delisting and Retirements - 2021

    I remember one highlight where he kicked 50m setshot goal after the siren. IT was awesome.
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    Re: Delisting and Retirements - 2021

    Campbell could almost be on another list if sainters pick him up.

    https://www.afl.com.au/news/685334/from-one-roo-ruck-to-another-saints-eye-axed-big-man
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    Re: Delisting and Retirements - 2021

    Could he be a good backup ruckman option on the rookie list?

    I also suffer from nostalgia glint.
  4. Thread: Best 22 for 2022

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    Re: Best 22 for 2022

    I would be surprised if Wood plays more than a dozen games next year. I guess the club has his place covered in terms of O'Brien and Schache as that intercepting defender. Also there is Hayden...
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    Sticky: Re: Player Contract Status

    Wallis lack of burst speed and pace of the game has a few ahead of him in various roles such as a tagger, wing or fwd pocket

    He was a gun at junior level, with him and Libba racking up huge...
  6. Thread: Well Ruck Me.

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    Re: Well Ruck Me.

    Would he be a good rookie option ? Mobile KPD, maybe develop as a ruck or backman ?

    Good insurance for Young leaving and incase someone down back gets injured.
  7. Thread: Well Ruck Me.

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    Re: Well Ruck Me.

    Thats what I mean, his being paid over 700K for poor return. Freo are getting him off their list before before he has a best of season last year contract where he could be asking the same or more....
  8. Thread: Well Ruck Me.

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    Re: Well Ruck Me.

    Sounds like a salary dump

    For what Lobb is on his output has been poor compared to his gws days
    Darcy is going to dominate if keep injury free and they have Meek

    How in the world did port...
  9. Thread: Well Ruck Me.

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    Re: Well Ruck Me.

    Hint to committee, ruckman win premierships, here is a list of a couple:

    Jackson/Gawn
    Vardy/Lycett - 2018
    Pike/Mumford -20212
    Nankervis (3)
    Boyd/Roughead -2016
    Hale/McEvoy (2), ...
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    Re: Assistant coaches merry go round

    It has to be about money. No way in world he would leave a team knocking on premiership.

    No sure about Hansen working relationship with Voss, but Hansen been around forever at Whitten Oval.
  11. Thread: Well Ruck Me.

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    Re: Well Ruck Me.

    Vardy eventually delivered in that GF 2018 season, but before hand he was threatening to enter eker status, with Geelong , 25 games over 5 years

    Vardy played 22 games in 2017, but they must be...
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    Re: Put your crazy Bevo hat on

    His got enough training as a FWD in the Freo days. Good idea , he would have a lot of knowledge with that.

    What about the wing ? He has a long kick ( maybe not accurate) but not sure on his...
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    Re: Lets make the hard calls

    like your call to get Young in the ruck

    We need to play him in one role
    His got good enough physical attributes to be a ruck . Tall, fairly agile , good mark and does not lose his feet

    Just...
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    Re: Lets make the hard calls

    Suggestion on Young to be ruck, as we need to try him in one position.

    His got a good tank and has all the physical attributes to play that position. At the moment his a jack of all trades not...
  15. Re: Melbourne V Western Bulldogs - 2021 Grand Final Thread

    That 3rd quarter was a coaching master stroke by Goodwin

    He rolled the dice , saw 2 gaps:
    1. Bonts off
    2. put Jackson in the middle and go free for all play to his strength in high jump , win...
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    Re: Put your crazy Bevo hat on

    Gardner as number me backman
    Keith as the interceptor
    VDM / Garcia burst midfield in short stints
    Young as ruck . We need to try him in ONE position and play the whole season.
    Richards on the...
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    Re: Where's the pain ?

    Fristch is a good player , and good enough to hate when he hurts you in games

    His also got the best max headroom hair style in the league . The resemblance is uncanny !

    I donít know how to...
  18. Re: Melbourne V Western Bulldogs - 2021 Grand Final Thread

    Petracca's goal was greatly assisted by the space he got care of a deliberate block from Pickett to Dunks. Dunks was chasing him, but got pushed out.

    I was shocked how much space Petraccca had,...
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    Re: Assistant coaches merry go round

    Apparently Voss has learnt to listen to his players and provide more delicate feedback.

    I give it 6 months into the 2022 seasons, with the Carlton playing group before he loses them when he...
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    Re: Glass half full - the thread

    The problems we say on the GF, and woofers highlighted are good problems to have . Let me explain.

    As a club we are in a fantastic position of strength to address them :
    1. We have the...
  21. Re: Three things you've learned finals week four 2021 Grand Final v Melbourne

    Great Analysis Mutz, and I am glad to hear your safe in Adelaide.

    Ben Brown plays to his strengths, and Melbourne play a game that allows it. Good leading forward, with long arms and strong...
  22. Re: Melbourne V Western Bulldogs - 2021 Grand Final Thread

    Those 3 clearances what killed us . I got nervous seeing treloar as inside mid and my instinct was right when they got the turn over and burst out of the middle
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    Re: Where's the pain ?

    Our ruck problem got exposed by a springy young, athletic and skilled ruck and explosive mid opposition , with no mid field defense when the leak was on

    Goodwin is a good coach from the article:...
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    Re: Lets make the hard calls

    If I was West, Young, Lippa and Wallis shoes, I would be looking elsewhere. Scott, Garcia, VDM and even Butler seems ahead of them. We should try to trade them out whilst they have currency....
  25. Re: Three things you've learned finals week four 2021 Grand Final v Melbourne

    its Gardner , next season the next level up Is for him to take the best fwd
  26. Re: The Moment: Grand Final Edition 2021 vs Melbourne

    B.Smith misses the pass, and James Harmes charges through , grabs the ball on the 50 m line and goals. IT swung the momentum.

    Then the next 3 goals in 90 seconds destroyed us. The last one with...
  27. Re: Melbourne V Western Bulldogs - 2021 Grand Final Thread

    He could not be stopped, his too quick for Dunks and his acceleration left him milies behind. When he kicked that groundball goal in the third. Dunks was chasing him, but he got bumped by Salem. So...
  28. Re: Three things you've learned finals week four 2021 Grand Final v Melbourne

    1. Luke Jackson and PEtracaca are phenomenal players. Jackson destroyed us in the ruck in the 10 mins in the 3rd Quarter.
    His quick and extremely agile with good skills. Petracca speed and...
  29. Re: Melbourne V Western Bulldogs - 2021 Grand Final Thread

    Wood looks injured after 2nd quarter. His done some good things today, but he looks to have lost his speed and leap.

    Cordy just does not have the speed and agility to go with Brown

    Melbourne...
  30. Re: Melbourne V Western Bulldogs - 2021 Grand Final Thread

    half time

    Bonts is a champion, with those marks and goals
    Stefan has been good, very strong

    May looks injured.

    Petraca has been phenomenal

    Schache paying that decoy role against lever.
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    Re: Time to pull the Liam Jones move.

    Has anyone bothered to just put in a physical game against Lever ? He would just crumble.

    See what happeend to Allir Allir last game.
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    Re: Time to pull the Liam Jones move.

    Schache beast mode for 4 quarters

    Scare the living day lights out of them with your 200 cm frame, go hard at the footy, crash those packs, and just make them fear you!

    thats what I want to...
  33. Re: Always Right Match Committee Thread - 2021 AFL Grand Final vs Melbourne

    Agree, Ed is sub he can play all 3 positions .
    Really feel for those who missed out
    Especially Gardner who has improved tremendously . Just remember that the club is here Because of your...
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    Re: Assistant coaches merry go round

    He must be highly rated

    Good to see that he has not been lost to football.
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    Re: Training 2021 Season

    thanks for the photos bornadog, they are brilliant
  36. Thread: Carlton

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    Re: Carlton

    In a hypothetical world called the AEFL, here is what actually happened

    Naysayers : ACalrko come coach us, your best in the biz, we will pay you 1 billion in AEFL tokens a year for 5 years...
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    Re: write your post grand final headline.

    Melbourne suffers inDee-gestion defeat
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    Re: Thank you...st.kilda

    thanks twoDogs.

    so Schache is 10 games ( include granny) ahead, with 48 goals and into a Granny

    What a great feeling being ahead in a trade.

    Schache has so much more upside.

    If he...
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    Re: Thank you...st.kilda

    Curious to know, Who has played more games ?
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    Re: Welcome to the Westernbulldogs Ryan Gardner

    there are some traits which he is elite in even though they are not fashionable or look flash

    1. His strong and has massive endurance to be able to play the whole game out.
    2. He has speed, as...
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